In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old girl was burnt alive while five other family members were critically injured after fire broke out in their house following an explosion in the cooking gas cylinder.
The incident took place in Firozabad district on Wednesday morning and the injured were admitted to hospital by the local police.
According to reports, food was cooked in the house of one Israr, who lives in Momin Nagar under Ramgarh police station, on Wednesday morning. He was also running a bangles making factory from his house to make a livelihood.
Local residents claimed that due to leakage in the LPG cylinder pipe, fire broke out in the house and suddenly the cylinder exploded following which the family was trapped inside.
On getting information about the incident, police and fire tenders reached the spot and with the help of the local residents, the police broke a wall of the house and took out the people trapped inside and sent them to the district hospital for treatment.
The doctors pronounced 12-year-old Khushi dead while the condition of two of the five injured was stated to be critical. The injured were identified as Israr’s daughters Farah and Falak, his son Irshad, Kayanat (15) and Umaria, both minor girls residing in the same locality.
Superintendent of Police (City) Sarvesh Kumar Mishra, who visited the spot, confirmed one death and said that police were probing the cause of the incident.
A case was registered and the body was sent for autopsy.
In another tragic incident, a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sub-inspector and his wife were killed and their son was seriously injured when their motorcycle was hit by a speeding van in Mainpuri, police said on Wednesday.
The accident took place in the Kuraoli police station area in front of the local tehsil office on Tuesday.
CRPF Sub-Inspector Jabar Singh (55), who was posted in Sonipat, his wife Mamata Devi (52) and their son Surjeet were going somewhere on a motorcycle. After the crash all victims were rushed to the Saifai medical college hospital, from where Jabar Singh and Mamata Devi were referred to a medical facility in Agra. Both succumbed to their injuries on the way.
The condition of the injured was stated to be stable, Superintendent of Police Vinod Kumar said. Police have seized the van and attempts are on to arrest its driver, the SP said, adding that a case was registered.
In another mishap in Etawah, two members of a family were killed when a car hit a road divider on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, police said on Wednesday.
The accident took place on Tuesday evening when a family of four was going to Lucknow from Ghaziabad, Saifai police station in-charge Yashwant Singh said.
While Usha Kiran (57), posted in Delhi as a food safety officer, died on the spot, her mother Shanti Devi (74) succumbed to injuries in a hospital later, the SHO said.
Usha Kiran’s father and brother were injured in the accident and were admitted to Saifai medical college hospital from where their relatives shifted them to a private hospital in Ghaziabad in the night.
The bodies were sent for post-mortem and further investigations were on.